The T3 Tactical Triage & Auto Rescue Tool came forth into the world from the cranial loins of NY City Paramedic Avi Goldstein. Or maybe he just picked it to be part of his online store StatGear's survival inventory. Either way, it is abundantly clear that the T3 has pretty good genes. Compact, sturdy, easily tucked into a glove box, and probably able to bench at least 250, it packs 4 tactical and medical aid implements into a 5", 6.4-ounce folding tool suitable for both rescue personnel and private citizens who relish being prepared and buying nifty stuff.
T3s unfold to produce:
- A spring-loaded steel tip window punch.
- A 440C stainless steel hook blade for seatbelt cutting.
- A 5 lumen LED light with replaceable batteries. Use both for illuminating dark areas, and for pupillary assessment. Speaking of which, know what kind of pupillary assessment is not cool? Eye dilation. Holy crap does that suck. My friend Constantine is an optometrist and one time he gave me an exam and dilated my eyes, I think just to be mean, as we both knew I have impeccable, 20/20 vision, and it was one of the most unnerving experiences of my life. I was half-blind and felt as helpless as an infant or, like, 75% of girls under the age of 25 trying to engage in an intelligent conversation on any topic.
- A 3-1/4", 1/2 serrated 440C stainless steel blade.